Hi my name is Gary and my knowledge about computers is nothing compared to you guys here. I have a dell dimension 8300 i love it because it runs pretty good but for the past few months ive been thinking about building a computer but im kinda of scared i might mess up and buy parts that are not compatible, finish putting it together and not having it work, or just breaking something and having to spend more money. I just want to build an alright system to play games like hl2 nothing crazy. Im willing to spend up to 1500, I picked out a few parts off of newegg and made a list. I was wondering if you guys can take the time to see if these parts are compatible and if you would rather recommend other parts. Thanks in advance :)
Video Card ATi Radeon 9800XT, how much is this video card?
I take what n0e says way too seriously
12th March 2004
Personally I will never buy a case/psu unit again,due to an annoying experience with an Antec Sonata/a64 combo. The psu(380w) simply had a too weak 12v rail to make it run. This will not be a problem for you right now.But one thing worth spending extra money on is the psu,since it can serve you well for a long time if good enough.
2 FPS better than this...
The only real difference is 128mb more of RAM.
It will all be compatible, but personally, i would buy i tad more powerful cpu.
Hey guys thanks for helping out. Yea im thinking about getting the AMD Athlon XP 3200+ "Barton" instead of the cpu i orginally decided on. Does anyone know what the Intel equivalent of the AMD Athlon XP 3200+ "Barton" is?
I'm lying when I say trust me
8th June 2004
I would defintatly get the 3200+ over the 2700+. I'm pretty sure the intel equivalent of a 3200+ is around an Intel 3.0 ghz or so. Pretty fast overall.
it will be a p4 2.6ghz
Well, the 2700+ and 3200+ refer to the Intel equivalent.
2.0ghz 2700+ = Intel Pentium 2.7ghz. 2.2ghz 3200+ = Intel Pentium 3.2ghz.
For gaming/multimedia purposes, round it to the next highest, Intel processor, if there is not a Real equivalent. For everything else, round down.
As far as I can tell, the equivalent is a " Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Supporting HT Technology @ 3.2ghz. 512L2 cache".
The HT P4s have an 800mhz FSB. While the AMD XP only has a 400mhz FSB. This is limiting in some areas, but apparently has little affect on gaming. With PC3200 DDR400 memory, or less.